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Apr 22, 2010 8:00pm EDT
from cooperstown, new york, out into west virginia, almost down to north carolina. >> smith: it is the receptacle of an enormous volume of water in a uniquely shallow basin. its average depth is only 21 feet, making the bay an ecological hothouse. >> it's fabulously productive, but also exquisitely vulnerable to land use because it has a huge drainage basin. so you have, you know, the classic place for trying to determine whether humans and nature can coexist. >> smith: one problem for chesapeake bay is that humans have drastically over-fished the resources, especially crabs. but scientists have also tied the dramatic decline in fisheries here to manmade pollution and a growing phenomenon called dead zones. >> dead zones happen when too much fertilizer-- nitrogen, phosphorous-- comes in. it grows lots of excess algae. the algae die, decompose, suck up the oxygen from the deeper waters, which aquatic life needs to live. >> smith: this is what a healthy oxygen-rich bay bottom looks like-- full of lush grasses where fish and crabs can grow. a dead zone is completely different--
Apr 6, 2010 9:00pm EDT
based them at camp virginia, in kuwait, just south of iraq, and assigned them a primary mission of convoy security. >> the mission of our platoon is to secure military and non- military elements to go into iraq. we pick them up in kuwait, and we escort them to their destination within the theater of iraq. all right, so here we are getting ready to cross the border. leaving the wire. wherever that equipment- personnel need to go, that's where we take it. today, we are taking a convoy of tankers. the surge has brought so many forces and so much equipment back into the theater. >> voodoo seven, this is three, over. >> it takes a lot to get it to where it needs to be. >> roger, on out. looks like there's a southbound convoy coming down, over. >> scranton: the convoy missions that bad voodoo leads take them all over iraq, all the way from kuwait up towards the turkish border. they can be on the road for weeks at a time. >> go ahead and pick up convoy speed to four, five, copy. >> scranton: for combat infantrymen like these, being stuck in vehicles was frustrating. >> a lot of our guy
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